The living room is probably one of the most favourite areas in the home for families to spend quality time together. This is reason enough to give this space heart, soul and appeal, all of which can be achieved with an attractive feature wall.

A feature wall is an easy and inexpensive way to add a bit of drama to any space. An accent wall is the perfect way to highlight a focal point such as a fireplace or shelving unit, drawing attention to these design elements while taking away attention from the undesirable aspects of the room.

Sharing his essential tips and guide to creating a feature wall with, decorating expert Drew Hutchinson advises homeowners to take some time to choose the wall for conversion into a feature wall. He suggests walls without doors or windows, and if possible, with interesting architectural features or a fireplace.

Another suggestion is to pick the wall with the largest area; however, this is subject to the shape of the room. If the space is narrow, picking the longest side will only accentuate this aspect of the room.

According to Drew, getting a feature wall right is a balancing act and one should be careful about the stylish design being a focal point without dominating the room. The decorating expert recommends incorporating a few upholstered pieces or curtains in the accent colour. Finally, choose a bold design for the feature wall.

Homeowners looking for a simple and stylish way to create an accent wall can consider a range of hand-painted antique mirrors from RMS Natural Stone & Ceramics, each one a rare and beautiful addition to any home.